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Ira Ford Eddy 1885-1927


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 6/18/2011 at 00:00:33

Ira Ford Eddy
Ira Ford Eddy, son of Levi and Isadore Eddy was born on the Eddy homestead south of Hanson, Nebr., on Nov. 8, 1885, and passed away at the state hospital, at Iowa City, March 17, 1927, at the age of 41 years, 4 months and 8 days, following an operation about three weeks ago.

He grew to manhood in that vicinity until 1906 when with his parents he moved to Hastings, Neb. In the fall of 1910 he went to visit at Seattle, Wash., with his sister, Mrs. Alice Campbell. On Nov. 2, 1910, he was united in marriage to Alice Rumbarger of Hastings, Neb. To this union were born six children, Agnes and Mark having preceded him in death. His parents and one brother and three sisters also preceded him in death. He leaves to mourn his loss, his wife, two daughters, Louise and Florence and two sons, Myrl and Everet, also one brother, J. J. Eddy of Davenport and three sisters, Mrs. J. A. Campbell of Seattle, Wash., Mrs. A. Cole, Independence, Kan., and Mrs. Charles Osborne, Caney, Kans., also a host of relatives and friends.

Prior to going to Seattle, Mr. Eddy took the examination for U. S. Postal service, having passed the examination he accepted the position for a short time until the spring of 1910, when he decided to continue farming he moved to Estherville, in the fall of 1914, where he became employed by the R.I. railroad until the strike of 1921. He then took up garage work. In 1925 he with his family moved to Spirit Lake where he was employed in a garage by George Anderson and later by John Deibner, in which business he was until February 22, 1927.

He was baptized in the Catholic faith. Funeral services were conducted in Estherville, from St. Patrick’s Parish, by Father Conway. Remains were laid to rest in St. Patrick’s cemetery. – Spirit Lake Beacon (Estherville Democrat, Estherville, IA, March 30, 1927)


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